Viva Tortilla!

Posted by danielle on November 1st, 2011. Filed under: Food, Recent Posts.

I love chips.

I love them so much, I’ve stopped buying them, because if there’s a bag in the house I’ll just eat them, non stop.

Last night, I realized I could make them at home.

Uh-oh.

Ingredients

1 cup masa harina
3/4 cup water

Directions

In a medium bowl, mix together masa harina and hot water until thoroughly combined (add a few extra drops of water if the dough seems dry). Then, pick up the dough and knead until smooth. Keep moist and allow dough to sit for about a half an hour.

Preheat a cast iron skillet on medium-high.

Divide dough into 8 equal-size balls. Using a tortilla press, squish each ball of dough flat between two sheets of plastic wrap.

Place tortilla in preheated pan and cook approximately 30 seconds on each side.

Cut cooked and cooled tortillas into strips.

Heat about 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in the skillet and fry strips in batches, until pieces are crisp and golden.

Place fried strips on paper towel, to soak up the excess grease.

When they’ve cooled, sprinkle with salt and serve.

I made these with the intention of using them as a garnish for a soup I plan to make later this week. Let’s face it though, they’re not going to last that long.

2 Responses to Viva Tortilla!

  1. Lara

    Well son of a ____!!! I had to look up masa harina. Yeah, these would be great on soup! Will have to keep an eye out at the grocery store next time I go!

  2. danielle

    It’s usually by the corn meal and/or flours.

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